The 1936 movie A Star Is Born has already had two remakes (featuring Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand), and for several years another one has been in the works. At one point Clint Eastwood was directing with Beyonce slated for the central role. When that fell through, Bradley Cooper stepped in to both act in the movie and to make it his feature directorial debut, with Lady Gaga signed up to show off her acting skills.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘“A Star is Born” stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper helms the drama, marking his directorial debut.
‘In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
‘The cast of “A Star is Born” also includes Andrew Dice Clay, with Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott.
‘In addition to playing Ally, Gaga, who earned her Oscar nod for the song “Til It Happens to You” from “The Hunting Ground,” performs original songs in the film, which she wrote with Cooper and a handful of artists, including Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell and Mark Ronson. All the music is original and was recorded live.’
A Star Is Born is due out in October. Take a look at the first trailer and poster below. [Read more…]